Final of National Unity in Malaysia is set to conduct the National Unity Index Survey (IPNas) for the third time this yr, aiming to judge the unity ranges among the nation’s diverse racial communities. The IPNas, which was carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Ethnic Studies (Kita) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) final year, demonstrated an increase in national unity levels from 0.fifty seven in 2018 to zero.sixty two.
National Unity Minister Aaron Ago Dagang explained that the rise in unity levels among the many multi-racial society in the country is a constructive sign, and with the new slogan “Unity Government and Malaysia Madani,” there is a chance to reinforce unity further. The minister added that a unity framework has been developed, focusing totally on tradition and group, whereas leaving economic and legislative aspects to the relevant ministries.
Aaron expressed hope that the upcoming IPNas will reveal a continued increase in unity levels, in line with the institution of the Unity Government led by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. To obtain this, the government plans to reintroduce various programmes similar to “Program Semarak Kenegaraan,” “Program Semarak Perpaduan,” and “Program Semarak Rahmah” to strengthen unity among Malaysians.
“‘Semarak Kenegaraan’ contains reciting the Rukun Negara pledge. In the past, it was typically practised at the school level however after that it dissipated, so we need to bring that again,” Aaron said. He additionally mentioned that “Semarak Perpaduan” is much like the “Unity Walk” programme, whereas “Semarak Rahmah” goals to unite folks of all races in one community via joint activities on the Rukun Tetangga Community (KRT) stage..